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Significance of the name of the capital city of Kansas

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Creator: Connelley, William Elsey, 1855-1930

Date: December 25, 1925

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: William Elsey Connelley Coll. #16 Box 21 Folder 180, Indians - Significance of the name of the capital city of Kansas

Unit ID: 219361

Summary: This item, written by William Elsey Connelley of the Kansas State Historical Society, traces the origins of the name Topeka. Beginning with the early settlement of the land that became Kansas, Connelley examines the history of the Indians in the area that eventually became the capital of the state of Kansas. According to Connelley's research, the Tapage Pawnee were the group from which the name Topeka was derived after "it went through all the corruptions and misapprehensions to which white men subjected Indian proper names."

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Title (Main title): Significance of the name of the capital city of Kansas

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